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of the globe and japan and the u.s. it would follow a little possible parcel of radiation all the way across the country and pacific. it would take many days. a lot of the radiation would be gone. there's just no threat. >> we will see. you'll keep watching, it as will i, but thanks so much for watching it here. want to turn things over to jessica yellin in "the situation room." jess, to you. >> happening now, breaking news. three nuclear reactors damaged to the core. the crisis in japan is said to be deteriorating right now. u.s. officials are suggesting the situation is more dire than many thought. with america's top nuclear watchdogs saying radiation levels are extremely high. freezing cold and snow adding to the hardship for quake and tsunami survivors there and hampering the rescue and recovery. more people now seem eager to get out of japan all together. >>> and wolf blitzer's one-on-one interview with secretary of state hillary clinton in egypt. she's talking about the disaster in japan, as well as the uprisings in libya and across the region. welcome to our viewers in the united stat
-- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> u.s. missiles light the mediterranean sky and operation "odyssey dawn" is now under way. a coalition of western arab states launched the first strikes on libya. >>> french warplanes lead the assault. the allies' goal to stop moammar gadhafi from butchering his own people to stay in power. >> at this hour, some of the besieged towns including in benghazi in ruins but it's still in the hands of rebels. benghazi is right now, after days of pleading for help, they're finally getting it. the international community is responding right now with decisive effects. we want to welcome our viewers to this special edition of "the situation room." i'm wolf blitzer in washington. >> and i'm jonathan mann in atlanta. we welcome you to our continuing coverage of "target libya." it's been an extraordinary 48 hours. thursday afternoon, we saw the u.n. security council authorize the establishment of a no-fly zone over libya. and in just the last few hours, we have seen the first flights to bring that to the air. now, eight years to the day after u.s. militar
at from the u.s. navy. i'm don lemon from the cnn headquarters in atlanta. >> i'm jonathan mann. a special edition of "the situation room" with wolf blitzer is next. >>> thanks very much. french jets take off. the allied gauntlet comes down. a coalition of western and arab states launching the first strikes on libya. >> yoins in firing missiles against gadhafi's forces around misrata, to stop gadhafi from butchering his own people. >>> at this hour the besieged town of benghazi is in tatters we're told but still in the control of the rebels. after days of pleading for help they're getting it right now. the international community responding with decisive force. >>> hello to our viewers in the united states and around the world. we want to welcome you to a special edition of "the situation room." i'm wolf blitzer in washington and joined by jonathan mann in atlanta. jon, this is going to be a very ferocious fight given everything we know about moammar gadhafi, his sons, those most loyal to him. they are not going to give up really quickly. >> nearly 25 years after the u.s. attacked moammar
wedeman is joining us now embedded with rebel forces in eastern libya. ben, let me get your quick reaction. musa kusa, someone familiar to a lot of us who have covered libya over the years, if in fact he's now split with gadhafi. how significant would that be? >> reporter: well, it does represent a fairly significant blow to moammar gadhafi. this was a senior official, and even though shortly after the outbreak of the revolt in libya, there was a string of resignations of ambassadors, for instance, for the libyan ambassadors around the world. the justice minister has defected, so two of the anti-gadhafi forces, so certainly the foreign minister defecting is significant. is it critical? i don't think so because clearly -- he has a very small circle around him, upon his sons, each of which has a military unit, so it's a blow, but i don't think it's a critical blow to moammar gadhafi. >> and at the same tame as we take a look at all of this, ben, the rebels, and you're embedded with rebel forces, they seem to be clearly on the defense right now. they have lost a lot of ground over the past 48
todd showed us just what they are up against. >> reporter: we're here in this town of ofunato which was devastated. these guys are courageous, they go into the structures all the time knowing they could come down at any minute. you can see endless whole blocks of nothing but rubble, this is what they guys have to come and try to sift through to find people alive. i will show you one stark contrast. you can see up that hill, that's what high ground does in a tsunami. it can save those structures, save the people in them. but down here, they just almost didn't have a chance. just on the other side of these buildings is an inlet that comes in from the ocean. so it kind of funneled the tsunami waters in here and rescue workers tell us that it made the waters even stronger. just incredible force that came through that funnel, through that inlet and swept over this entire area. i'm here with chief chris shoft. when you come upon a scene like this, how do you not get overwhelmed? >> if you look at it in a big picture, it is easy to get overwhelmed. we break it down to small coordinates and
the u.s. military is getting ready to take an extraordinary step evacuating troops from the island. >>> and i'm kiran chetry. no relief in sight for homeowners. new numbers showing how weak the housing market is. and even more troubling, analysts said we may not have hit bottom yet. "american morning" starts right now. >>> all right. it is tuesday, march 22nd. a lot of news this morning. again, it's been a wild couple of weeks. >> and it's well into the day in japan. already another two earthquakes today. we're well into the 600s in terms of aftershocks and tremors. more concerns there. >> we're going to bring everybody up to date on that. but first, we're going to start with libya. coalition forces hammering moammar gadhafi's forces and positions as the head of forces in libya said the coalition flew 80 missions yesterday more than half of them by countries other than the united states. also saying that the dictator's momentum has been stopped, at least for now. but in misrata, which is a key city two hours east of tripoli, people are saying that civilians are still being massacre
the american navy. u.s. president obama who was in brazil for trade discussions talked about the discussion to take military action. >> the u.s. of force is not our first choice. and it's not a choice i make lightly. but we cannot stand idly by when a tyrant tells his people there will be no mercy. >> to take a look now at this map. this gives you an idea of where coalition strikes were aimed. also the areas of the no fly zone. the main areas are interest are been goes benghazi and the heart of tripoli. moammar gadhafi addressed his people and the world, saying libya will wipe out the aggressors from the united states, britain and france. >> we will be victorious, achieve victory on behalf of the people. we have allah with us. you have the devil on your side. what right have you got to attack our people? who gave you that right? who are you? you backward barbaries. this is an aggression that has no justification. this atrocity. we will hold to our land, to our rights. we will fight inch by inch. this land has been stained with t the plod of our people, our leaders, our forefathers. >> now t
catastrophe in japan. i'm wolf blitzer. john vos is joining us over in the cnn center in atlanta. a lot of news to cover. let me give our viewers the highlights of what's going on right now. it's now just after 7:00 a.m. saturday in japan. survivors of the strongest earthquake recorded in that country's history are seeing the enormous destruction in the harsh light of day, and they are still being shaken to the core. two powerful new tremors measuring higher than a magnitude of 6 struck within the last hour alone, after the 8.9 monster quake hit japan friday afternoon unleashing a huge tsunami. japanese media reporting that the death toll could be higher than 1,000. hundreds of people may be missing. some may be trapped alive or buried in homes that were simply washed away. the tsunami sent water rushing sever six miles inland. one area of deep concern right now. japanese authorities are trying to cool down the temperature inside a nuclear power plant rattled by the quake. president obama says the united states is helping to monitor the plant for possible radiation leaks. he also sent h
-fire declared on friday. u.s. joint chiefs chairman mike mullen says the u.n.'s no-fly zone is now in place. allied air strikes have done major damage according to another u.s. official. coalition planes are now patrolling the area to deter air attacks on civilians. the u.s., france and great britain have taken big roles in "operation odyssey dawn." italy, canada, spain, belgium, denmark, norway and qatar are also involved. >>> and cnn's nic robertson broke the news of the attack on gadhafi's compound. and we want to play what he and his crew captured on videotape without talking over it, and nic will update us on the other side. take a look. >> 10:30? 10:30. yeah. and those pictures from our nic robertson simply amazing. let's go to him now. nic? >> reporter: don, we were taken into moammar gadhafi's palace compound, a large secure area a couple of square miles. we were taken to a building, we could see the roof had been smashed, two big holes punched in it. we were told by cruise missiles. in fact, we were given some parts that were taken out of the building while we were there. this is a
is set to have broadband speeds 200 times faster than the u.s. average. go to our website for more questions and answers. thanks to all of you for being part of my program this week. and i will see you next week. >>> your child gets into college. now the hard part -- how do you pay for it? we'll help you track down the money this hour. >>> and in these tough times, you might need to update your resumÉ. we've got some do's and don't's in the 4:00 p.m. eastern hour. >>> and 5:00, thousands of women take on walmart in a sex discrimination suit. it could be the most important case the u.s. supreme court hears this term. you're in the cnn news room, i'm fredricka witfield. >>> on the international front, rebel forces in libya say they are controlling two more key towns in their advance to tripoli. this is smoke hanging over the city of ras laneuf that where an opposition spokesman tells cnn government troops have pulled out of ports. both places were claimed by pro gadhafi forces at the start of the civil war. the next major city is moammar gadhafi's home town. rebel forces anticipate
to get ready for nic robertson who will join us from the hotel where it happened. as he's preparing to get ready, i want to tell you we're told the woman has been released and they're saying it's a criminal case against four individuals who have an attorney that they're saying, but, again, the woman has been released, that's according to a government official. she said over the course of two days she had been roughed up and raped at the hands of moammar gadhafi's militia. that woman burst into the hotel full of journalists having breakfast say sheg hing she had raped and beaten. our cameras and many other cameras were broken and virtually annihilated so there would be no evidence in this case. we did manage to save the video. as nic prepares to get ready, we want to give you the latest on our libya coverage that is explosion and tracer fire over tripoli. that was just a short time ago in the capital city. it's not clear where the explosions were coming from, but coalition forces continue to enforce a no-fly zone over the country. i want you to check out this video from a british fir
then become the largest class action employment suit in u.s. history. walmart, america's largest private employer, says, no, the class would be too big, the plaintiffs too dissimilar, the issues too many to litigate. the plaintiffs say walmart wants a big company exception to civil rights 0 law. two lower federal courts have ruled the class and case can go forward. that brings us to the supreme court where we now have three women justices, the most ever. cnn's kate bolduan has been following the case for us and joins us to recap the arguments. kate, good to see you. any sign that the women justices were at all receptive to the plaintiffs? >> reporter: that's very interesting. i would say, first off, that it did seem in the courtroom with the aggressive question you did hear from the female justices, that they were receptive to the women's claims to the sides of the plaintiffs. but, as i just said, there are three women on this court. so what it's looking like -- we always have to give it a huge caveat here because of course we never know until the justices rule -- from the commentary and
, and the u.s. are scrambling to enforce a no-fly zone over libya now that the u.n. security council has authorized all necessary measures. cnn international correspondent nic robertson is live in tripoli. good morning, nic. >> reporter: good morning, christine. well, we've already heard from the deputy foreign minister here who says he doesn't expect immediate air strikes here, but wouldn't say what preparations the army or anyone else in the country may be taking to defend the country with this new u.n. resolution. when he was asked about the cease-fire that the resolution calls for, he seemed to indicate that the government here was going to take some time to do that. they didn't have anyone to negotiate with that they would put it in place. but this was something that was going to take time. seemed to hint that the army here may plan to continue with some of its offensive. that offensive was going on in the east, and we have no updated information from that front line this morning, christine. >> does this u.n. resolution paint -- does it paint them into a corner, gadhafi and his alli
agency. he joins us live from tokyo. what is the status of that system? >> reporter: we are really getting into unchartered territory here. the government called it a nuclear state of emergency. look at the chronology. we had the massive quake yesterday. then it shut down as they normally do in a situation like that. then it xexasperated it. the steam was coming off earlier. some radioactivity material was released with the steam. first it was a mile, then it was stretched to 10 kilometers. now it's doubled. they are talking 12 miles, 20 kilometers. this has continued to grow throughout the day. this nuclear radioactive material is detected in the area. some indication there may be melting down of fuel inside there. then the explosion. the explosion happened a few hours ago. four people were injured in that. we are waiting to hear what the extent of those injuries would be. then pushed 12 miles. also the defense to go in and ail the elderly people from the area away. the government had been saying the risk from the radioactivity is small but if you hear from various analysts, it do
for questioning president obama's americanism. why mike huckabee says, and i'm quoting now, "most of us grew up going to boy scout meetings, not madrassas." i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> first to libya right now, where opposition forces are desperately struggling to fend off attacks from his supporters. president obama issuing his strongest rebuke yet against the bloodshed. >> the united states and the world continues to be outraged by the appalling violence against the libyan people. the united states is continuing to lead an international effort to deter further violence, put in place unprecedented sanctions to hold the gadhafi government accountable, and support the aspirations of the libyan people. we are also responding quickly to the urgent humanitarian needs that are developing. tens of thousands of people from many different countries are fleeing libya, and we commend the governments of tunisia and egypt for their response even as they go through their own political transitions. i have, therefore, approved the use of u.s. military aircraft to help move egyptians
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to the airport there. he is going to join us for the very latest. again two u.s. service members among those who were killed and injured in an attack there at the airport in germany. we will bring that to you in just a short time. also we want to bring you up to date on fast moving developments. the libyan military has dropped three bombs and you see it on the map, brega. the opposition may control the town managing to drive out libyan troops. that's not the only place to see military action there. military camps on the outskirts. first we want to tell you about an aerial bombing has led some to propose the united states consider imposing a no-fly zone over the country. but the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff said he called this a complex operation. one of those is a uss -- you are looking here at a photo of the ship from today as it went through the canal. near the region. secretary of defense, robert gates has said the repositioning is to provide humanitarian relief and the capen't for emergency evaguations. let me tell you about the capabilities. it has the ability to transport troops,
will achieve victory on behalf of the people. we have all of us. you have the devil on your side. >>> an amazing story in japan. people found alive nine days after the disaster. >>> hello to you all from the cnn center in atlanta. i'm t.j. holmes and also saying hello, richard who is in london this mork. hey there. >> good day you to, t.j. richard quest in london. we would like to welcome as viewers not only in the united states but around the world. this is cnn's special coverage. >>> well, we'll check in with richard in a moment. we don't what to first get you caught up with the new information we have on libya. we are hearing about new strikes today by coalition aircraft, more specifically, 19 american warplanes including stealth bombers getting involved. our people at the pentagon telling us that american carrier jets launched from the m mediterranean are firing on government ground troops. coalition forces began the assault with american and british cruise missiles and french planes. they're targeting anti-aircraft and missile sites controlled by gadhafi. one of the main are
. a great interview. that's all for us tonight. >> i did too. >> that's all for tonight, and matthew and his bongoes. >>> good morning. anti-government protests are growing louder across the middle east today. more change could be on the way for the region. meanwhile, the international military forces are focusing right now on libya. also an apology in japan. after more workers are exposed to potentially deadly levels of radiation. and what's being blamed for this overexposure? a communications error. all this while fears grow that one reactor at that plant could be leaking. from the cnn center in atlanta, georgia, this is your cnn start morning. hello to you all. glad you could spent some part of your saturday morning with us. i'm t.j. holmes. i do want to start now, though, in japan with the growing concern over radiation levels in the ocean water around that damaged nuclear plant. radiation levels in the air at least seem to be decreasing. paula hancock's live for us in tokyo. hello to up. what are they saying about this possible leak of one of those reaccour reactor cores. that's a key c
will tell you that the systems used by agencies are fine. the systems that trigger uses are fine and the budget is where the decisions are made anyway. the important data set that is used for oversight and -- by the government and public is not good enough to be used. there are efforts under way to correct the problem. it is a good example about how there it is a lot of excitement around usaspending.gov, but the data has been unusable since the 1970's. the systems we use to track tax expenditures are worse. no one bothers to go back and check whether the estimates issued are correct after the numbers come in to the irs. the two systems used to track our never reconciled with one another. legislative information is still a rite of passage for technologists like myself. at this point, congress is making positive improvements but it is still difficult to work with. we never have access to the source data. we want the files that are the base line ingredients used to draft legislation. we can see them in the pdf's released but it cannot get the actual files. one more step back. i want
in the fukushima plant 120 miles northeast of here. they are using helicopters to dump huge buckets full of water on the cooling pond of the reactor. pots of two other reactors are boiling at this time. the chairman warned there is no water left in the spent fuel of plant number four resulting in what is extremely high radiation levels. the japanese government nevertheless have no plan to expand the 12 mile exclusion zone. the u.s. ambassador to japan said the situation is deteriorating and warned citizens to leave the area or remain indoors. the state department said the u.s. government has chartered aircraft to help americans leave japan. we are also understand that any american citizen that has no money they can get a flight out from hanita airport and that allows them to get out of the country and they can pay back the u.s. government earlier. a lot of concern amongst the japanese people of what is going on. there is fingerprintic buying of goods. but at this time the sensor and what people are watching is over the next 48 hours of what will happen to the nuclear plant north of here. >> brian
of terrorism after the u.s. drops 40 missiles and tomahawk cruise missiles targets sites. >> steve: joining us from the site where that plane was shot down yesterday, rick, do we know, whose plane was that and who did shoot it down? >> reporter: we can confirm now who that plane belonged to. we believe we're the only network have located the fighter jet that shot down out of the skies of benghazi, yesterday morning. behind me is the engine of that jet, the wings, char pieces remains and the photographer was rolling on the jet that was hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed into that area on the southern edge of the city and what we're hearing from locals is that they believe the pilot, who was an opposition fighter as opposed to gaddafi directed this wounded jet into this area that's unpopulated and old adoption home. and the pilot put the jet here and we know that the pilot had a family and ejected far too late and we found the harness from his ejecting seat out of the seat itself and to clear up confusion we found a tail section of the jet pointed with the old royal jet and the new flag for t
chris lawrence with a look at what role the u.s. might play in the no-fly zone. chris, live at the pentagon, what's on deck for the u.s. now that the un has passed this? >> ali, the u.s. air force has a base in italy, the navy has two, and the italians have already okayed the use of their area to launch some of the missions in this know fly zone. there was an aircraft carrier in the mediterranean sea near libya. it left earlier this week and is now out in the arabian sea. without a carrier, planes will have to fly possibly farther, which means they won't be able to spend as much time over libyan aerospace which means you may need more planes to carry out the mission. some of the officials i've spoken with here in the pentagon say don't just think of a no-fly as american fighter pilots flying american jets. there are other ways in which the u.s. can contribute. unmanned drones, for instance. the u.s. also has signal-jamming aircraft that could disrupt colonel gadhafi's ability to communicate with his forces. overall what you'll have to do is have a very clear line of command
landed on us before their clickers broke. "morning joe" starts right now. >>> i've made it clear that i will never hesitate to use our military swiftly, decisively and unilaterally when necessary to defend our people, our homeland, our allies and our core interests. for those who doubted our capacity to carry out this operation, i want to be clear. the united states of america has done what we said we would do. >> what are you annoyed at us for? we just wanted to know why we were bombing people. nobody said [ bleep ] to us. we were just sitting there, look, we're doing what we said we would do. >> last night nato decided to take on the additional responsibility of protecting libyan civilians. this transfer from the united states to nato will take place on wednesday. >> so there is an exit strategy. we turned over the mission to nato. man, i feel bad for whoever the sucker is that's the main driving force financially and weaponwise in that organization because those guys are -- wait a minute. we're nato! that's like beyonce saying she's seeding control to sash that fierce. >> welcome to
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be touchy, but it could be useful. i'm just saying that we could use occasions for teaching about things that could make a difference. so i just say raise questions, and sometimes, raise hell when you raise the questions. [applause] >> i wanted to know if there was an african-american district attorney working in texas to review some of the cases that were -- i guess, tried, and some of the evidence was not valid. looking through investigating some of those cases to find out if they should be released because of the false information that was acquired. >> the attorney who has been the lead on the team that i have been in communication with is a guy by the name of morris moon, and he would be the person i could ask to find out the answer. there is actually a be a working on that, but i know there have been so many cases -- there is actually a d.a. working on that, but i know there have been so many cases that have been exposed, especially with dna testing. it is almost like every other week. there does need to be somebody looking into it from that angle. of the top of my head, i do not kn
the situation in libya as "unique" and said the u.s. intervened militarily to prevent a humanitarian crisis. >> it's true that america cannot use our military wherever repression occurs. and given the costs and risks of intervention, we must always measure our interests against the need for action. but that cannot be an argument for never acting on behalf of what's right. of course, there is no question that libya and the world would be better off with gadhafi out of power. i along with many other world leaders have embraced that goal. and will actively pursue it through non-military means. but broadening our military mission to include regime change would be a mistake. >> and to further that point on regime change, the president said "weapon went down that road in iraq." he also said that history is not on gadhafi's side. he says nato will assume full control of the libyan mission wednesday, and the u.s. will play a supporting role, reducing the risk and the cost of the operation. >>> the president's speech was not enough to satisfy some critics on capitol hill. house speaker john boehner
facing even after age 2. it's a lot safer. that does it for us this week. thank you for watching. more news on cnn starts right now. >>> good morning. libyan and rebel forces say they seized a key oil port, this as the opposition advances. they're crediting the coalition air strike with helping their cause. also in japan, water in a reactor tests ten million times normal for radiation levels. work stopped at that building. can the power company and the officials there now bring things under control? >>> hello there, everybody. good morning to you all from the cnn center in atlanta, georgia. this is your "cnn sunday morning." thank you for spending some of your weekend with us. i'm t.j. holmes. we do need to start. we have important gains to tell you about the rebel forces in libya. the forces are pushing westward. they have their eyes on tripoli. right now opposition troops have taken one city this weekend, rega, we got key word on another city they have taken. rebel fighters say they're on the outskirts now of another key strategic city, important for the proximity to the oil fields.
, david applegate of the u.s. geological survey will discuss the threat of earthquakes and other july 6 -- your logic hazards. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2011] host: good morning, friday, march 18. we will open up the phone lines for your comments today on the story that is most important to you. we will put the phone numbers on the screen right away. unfolding news about the u.n. security council and possible air strikes against libya, and continuing crises in japan and the budget story at home. the most significant new was story. we will go to your phone calls right away to hear what is most important to you in a week of unfolding big issues. we will go to the newspapers as we are waiting for your calls. as you can see, britain, france, and the united states are lined up for air strike against coffee -- gaddafi. it suggests in the newspapers the airplanes may well immediately. "the chicago tribune" tells us american officials expect the united states would do the heavy lifting in a campaign that may includ
world champ giants. it is good we brought the terminator here because it reminds us what we did to atlanta, but we did dto philly, and it reminds us what we did to texas. don't mess with california. this is when it is good to be mayor. only i could get away with saying the following. i saw eli get up and he's got that dead head shirt on. i am reminded what the late great jerry garcia once said. he said you do not want to be the best of the best. you want to be the only one that does what you do. that is our san francisco giants in 2010. believe it. how about a big round of applause for burst kochi and brian -- bruce poetrbochy and bn sabian who brought this together and did the impossible. how about another big round of applause to the 2010 world champion san francisco giants. [applause] i want to thank each and everyone of you. we would not be here if it was not for the fans, for all of you, a big round of applause for each and every one of you. not just for coming out today but every day, supporting this team. we are in a time where everyone's focusing on what is wrong. out he
leading the air assault on libyan air defense and assets on the ground, the u.s. will pull back and hand over command and control to someone. when? >> we anticipate this transition to take place in a matter of days and not a matter of weeks. >> reporter: the u.s. role will then shift to providing logistical support while the uk, france, italy and other countries enforce the no-fly zone. but no one will say how long that will last. >> i wouldn't speculate in terms of length at this particular point in time. >> reporter: after all, the no-fly zone over iraq ended from the end of gulf war i to the beginning of gulf war ii, 11 years. >>> there is now growing international disagreement over the u.s.-led attacks. norway with drew its planes because it was unsure about which country was in charge. meanwhile, russian prime minister vladimir putin railed against the air strikes as outside meddling, saying it is, quote, reminiscent of a medieval call for a crusade when someone called on others to go and liberate something. >>> and be sure to stay with abc news all day as we continue our c
cities in americ and what it says about all of us. >>> and making a difference. a woman on a mission to fight the battle of the bulge, one entire town at a time. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, with cruise missiles, moammar gadhafi has not only survived any of the strikes that might have landed near him, tonight he appeared on libyan tv in front of a crowd of supporters in tripoli, vowing to be victorious in the end. the u.s. lost a jet there today, an older fighter jet, mechanical failure, they say, and not a shootdown. both pilots are okay. but it could have ended much differently. and in the beginning stages still of this so far u.s.-led attack, a lot of people are wondering how this ends. we begin tonight with our pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski. jim, good evening? >> reporter: good evening. for american air crews, this is about as tense as it gets. it took more than 12 hours to safely recover both of the downed airmen. what's left of the american fighter jet was scattered across the libyan desert. the air force f
region so you have to stay tuned to follow it. >> absolutely. thanks for joining here us on cnn. i'm john vause. >> i'm don lemon. the news continues right now on cnn. >> hello. welcome to the newsroom. i'm don lemon. there's a lot of news in libya but first the latest from japan. another earthquake has struck, this one a magnitude 6.5 very near the epicenter of the march 11th quake that triggered the tsunami. this latest jolt is not welcome news for the crippled power plant in fukushima. radiation levels at the plant have been off the chart at times. fortunately some of the most alarming readings turned out to be false. four of the six nuclear reactors are in bad shape and it's been touch and go for the last two weeks as workers try to contain the damage. let's go to paula hancocks in tokyo. paula is there and will join us in just a little bit to update us on the situation. let's move on now and talk about that astonishing new video of the march 11th quake and tsunami in japan as it unfolds. we want to take a look. [ siren ]. >> this is a fishing port in northern japan with about 75,000
is affecting a lot of california college students studying overseas. kraig debro is joining us live to tell us about an urgent memo sent to cu students in japan. >> reporter: according to csu website, they send the most students abroad than any other. we'll be hoping to talk to some officials about their bringing students home even if they are not studying near where the quake zone. chancellor charles reed says he wants all csu students studying in japan to return and he's ordering no more students go to jam japan. we were told the students would be competing for resources. and the japanese people need it more. now, this morning a friend of a csu studying in japan said she cried when she heard the news but he thinks it's for the best. >> it is pretty dangerous. i mean, they would be breathing in dangerous fumes, right? i don't think it's such a bad idea. >> reporter: reed says another reason for bringing students home are the dangers associated with the fukushima nuclear plant. tohuko university has been closed. according to the students from uc are all accounted for and there are no further
the core and fuel elements are actually exposed. he gives us a glimpse into what might have happened inside that nuclear plant at the time of the explosion. >> the temperatures start to build and then in a matter of several hours you can start to have the reactor experience a meltdown and other things could happen with these very high temperatures that could be as high as 5,000 degrees fahrenheit. for example, the zirconium that contains the fuel at those temperatures can spontaneously combust, catch fire. the water could generate hydrogen, and you might have fire and explosions. >>> another nuclear plant not far from the reactor that exploded alerted authorities that the cooling systems in three of the four reactors have failed. >>> now, at least 45 countries have now pledged rescue teams, supplies, and financial aid. japan has accepted offers of search and rescue teams. so far from australia, new zealand, south korea, and the united states. the u.s. has also sent navy ships to japan to help out with the relief. it's also helping with what president obama calls "lift capacity." heavy lifti
for being with us. >> a lot to cover this morning. in japan, the number of dead and the level of fear are rising fast. here are the latest developments in what is likely to be the costliest natural disaster the world has ever witnessed. more than 3,700 have been killed. close to 8,000 people are missing following friday's 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami. >> japanese officials fear it may have been caused by a breach in the containment vessel of reactor number three. officials are now bringing in helicopters to drop water into a cooling pond through the damaged roof of the reactor hoping to slow or stop any meltdowns. >>> for several hours last night, things grew so tense at the power plant, work was suspended and everyone there was told to evacuate. now, they've now returned to the facility. let's go to senior international correspondent stan grant live in tokyo with us this morning. they told everyone to leave and now they're back working again furiously to get the situation under control. >> reporter: yeah, absolutely, christine. the story today has been radiation. these worker
traffic control procedures. u.s. transportation secretary ray lahood calling for at least two air traffic controllers now to man overnight shifts. this after a controller at d.c.'s reagan national airport reportedly fell asleep and two planes couldn't get in touch with the tower after mid night just trying to land. both had to go in for a landing on their own. toes your headlines. >> five hour energy ran out and two planes had to do their own thing. >> i'm sure nothing's down there on the runway. let's cross our fingers. let's talk a little bit about what's going on right now. in libya, new video just in, one of qaddafi's bases reportedly destroyed by u.s. coalition air strikes. look at these pictures, showing a flaming wreckage overnight and qaddafi's compound in tripoli also reportedly targeted again and was struck. the commander of britain's royal air force says libya's air force no longer exists. >> so now that we also have an exclusive story that came to us, i think james rosen and jennifer griffin working on this together. essentially, there might be some break as we try to find o
arranged by u.s. embassy left friday morning. there is a bus on its way from sendai to tokyo right now and many will also be taking those charter flights back to the u.s. it's the first wave of american citizens who will be making their way back home out of concern for uncertainty of the nuclear threat on the ground. all of the focus on the nuclear reactor, though, has overshadowed a humanitarian crisis that continues to unfold to the north of us. the death toll now stands at more than 6,000, more than 10,000 still missing. and we're hearing some evacuation centers are still waiting for supplies a week after the earthquake hit. >> and, akiko, one of the factors of this story many people continue to worry about are the workers there around the plant, in the plant. what is the latest on them? >> reporter: well, we are learning more about the operation that's under way. we understand there's about 20 0 to 300 workers involved in this last-ditch effort. they're rotating about 50 workers at a time. we know they're sleeping in a small living room. they are running out of food. we have not le
>>> we want to thank you for being with us this morning. he be back tomorrow bright and early at 6:00 eastern. >> we have what is going on in wisconsin and washington with the budget and we have got what is going on in libya. carol costello picks it up for us right now with "cnn newsroom." a busy more thannining for you >> enough to make your head spin. 9:00 a.m. on the east coast and 6:00 out west. authorities take away charlie sheen's twin sons. we will show you the video in a few minutes. >>> you probably will pay more for gas today than yesterday. prices inch up farther as libya's chaos deepens but the cost of flying could double. in a couple of hours the senate passes a bill to keep the government running. a shutdown avoided for now. >>> but we begin in libya. a dictator strikes back. a nation teeters and your gas prices hang in the balance. earlier this morning, moammar gadhafi unleashed new military attacks on rebel strongholds and one affects your wallet. the down of al bregs a giant hub of oil industry and rebels edged near ajdabiya. some fear gadhafi could carry out a mas
government through april 8th. and today is the last day for members of the u.s. military to final for an additional $500 per month in retroactive pay if their term of duty was extended through the pentagon's stop loss policy. >> thank you, carol. live from studio 7, want to get you up to speed for friday, march 18th. fast moving developments out of libya. the gadhafi regime raced to head off a military attack today by offering a cease-fire to the rebels. joining us on the phone is a member of the opposition provincial council and this is essentially what is taking place on the ground. tell us you are in eastern libya now. are you seeing a cease fire or are you seeing explosions? >> i am a member of the local council. misrata is on the west of libya, east of tripoli 200 kilometers. it is the last -- it is the last strong hold here on the west side. gadhafi is trying to take misrata at all costs. he started bombing the city last night at 2:00, random shelling of the city. at least threeky lom meters from the center of the city and shells landed near my home. he entered the city from
indoors after an explosion and fire. abc2 news jamie costello joins us now from the interactive news center with the latest. the situation is changing by the hour? >> reporter: by the second. it's 6:00 now in japan. i want to direct you to our special earthquake section. at abc2news.com you can find all the latest information on this massive earthquake. then of course to the tsunami. now we're worried about radiation. it's spread from four reactors in the nuclear plant along japan's northeast coast. despite there have been some stories today of success. traffic stretched for miles. as panicked citizens try to flee the area surrounding the stricken fukushima nuclear facility. this man says nobody tells us, the citizens, what is really happening. fire broke out at the reactor number four while an explosion at reactor two prompted fears, cracks in the containment vessel allowed radioactive material to seep out. >> i think we're very close to the point of no return. they are not ready for the eventuality of an uncontrolled breach of containment. >> reporter: the situation is so seri
there, we got jailed three times. the dogs were put on us. the fire hoses. all this in new orleans, louisiana. we met with dr. king. he came to our church. he was beaten. you could see that on television every night where the ministers were beaten trying to get people to vote down in new orleans and baton rouge. when i came down here, the same thing was going on. we went to san francisco state university to get my credentials and my master's degree. we had to close the school down to get to ethnic studies. the police marching on us at san francisco state. after leaving new orleans and coming here, it was still a fight. comparing the schools, yes, i can see the different -- i can see the difference. those parents are there, and they bring in money for those schools, and they have all kinds of book fairs and arts festivals, computer labs, and at hunters point, it is a whole different story. you do not have a computer labs there. we do not have a parent involvement. it is a total difference. >> your perspective on jamal, awaiting the decision on whether he will be executed or spend hi
of you wrote us about last november when we first introduceed you to the the slatery family. edward lost his kief and in -- wife and his 13-year-old boy matthew as well. we will show you how he is proguessing after his trough -- progressing after his traumatic brain injury. >>> for almost all athletes, young and old alike, the threat of getting your bell rung or getting a concussion used to be part of the game you played not not so the case anymore. now the dis. discussion on concussions moves to the state capitol. abc2 news sherrie johnson joins us live at m and t bank stadium with an explains. good morning. >> reporter: that's -- explains- - explains. good morning. >> reporter: this week in annapolis kids and concussion also take center stage. research shows the brains are more affected by older athletes. talk of banning sports for safety sake because there isn't enough protection for kids. bill discussed this annapolis will develop guidelines for how head injuries should be hand kneeled there are certain questions that we should-- should be handled. >> there are certain questionsthat
for fitting us in. >>> and more on the disaster in japan straight ahead on "the daily rundown" with chuck and savannah, right now. >>> overnight, japan is reeling after the largest earthquake in its recorded history. it now pushes a tsunami across its shores and reports of several hundred are killed as the water sweeps away ships, vehicles, buildings, sparking fires, devastating coastal communities, and even threatening some nuclear plants over there. meanwhile, on this side of the pacific, waves are blanketing things, it's hitting hawaii this past hour and the west coast is now bracing for an impact later this morning. we have live reports. and we're going to hear from fema director right here ondale rundo daily rundown. >> let's get to the rundown. we will start with the breaking news out of japan. a catastrophic 8.9 earthquake in japan today. the largest earthquake in japan's recorded history. the latest death poll, the ap is reporting japanese police saying 200 to 300 bodies have been found in the northeastern coastal area. the quake sent tsunami waves barreling across the pacific, co
bob just said. did libya attack us? no, they did not attack us but what they were doing and gadhafi's history and the potential for the disruption and instability was very much in our interest as bob said, and seen by our european friends and arab partners as very vital to their interests. >> and president obama will speak to the nation tonight to further explain the u.s. mission in libya. good morning, everyone. it is monday, march 28th. welcome to "morning joe." with us on set, msnbc and "time" magazine senior political analyst mark halperin. you're going to be driving the week today. >> i will be doing some of that. >> national affairs editor for "new york" magazine, john heilemann and msnbc political analyst pat buchanan in the studio here this morning. i love that. >> pat in the flesh. >> you're okay after that accident. >> i hope the other people are okay. >> it doesn't sound like it. hope everyone had a good weekend. i had another trip to the e.r. what else is new? >> oh, my. >> kids. we have a lot going on today. she's fine. thanks for asking. >> you're here. >> sprained ank
>>> all right. we appreciate you spending time with us on this "american morning." time to hand this over to atlanta. >> we will see you bright and early tomorrow morning. newsroom starts now with randi kay. >> i'm in for kyra phillips. the u.n. warning there could be more carnage in the days ahead. >>> a mystery in spain. a college student from the u.s. has been missing for more than a week now. his family desperate for answers. >>> a volcano in hawaii blows lava 65 feet in the air after the crater floor drops out. >>> new fighting rages in libya. control of the country hangs in the balance. more on that, but first, the reverberations to your corner gas station. you probably know gas prices are up. you may be surprised by how much. three weeks ago we were paying $3.18 a gallon, today the national average is $3.51 a gallon. the second biggest price jump ever. higher prices are on the way. christine romans is part of the cnn money team. good morning to you. >> good morning, randi. >> this is not just the uncertainty in libya, but the uncertainty in the entire region? >> that is r
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